NNL: Abia Comets Suffer Defeat To Madiba FC In Lagos

It was a woeful and dramatic game of football as Abia Comets FC suffered its second defeat of the season, in the Nigeria National League (NNL), losing 3-0 to Madiba FC, on Friday in Lagos.

The encounter which was a Southern Conference Group A Matchday 3 clash, took place at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, where it (Abia Comets) conceded three goals inside 16 minutes.

The officiating referee in the 4′ minutes of the encounter had awarded a penalty in favour of the host, Madiba FC after Amaobi Ifeanyi was judged to have handed the ball inside the box.

But it was Comets Goalkeeper, Chibueze Lambert who made a brilliant save to deny Egbowon Harrison for the first goal of the game.

Nevertheless, the home side through Fasina Samson took the lead in the 10′ minutes from a cool close range finish before Dada Oladimeji scored from the spot kick in the 16′ minute to double the lead for the Lagos based side.

With Abia Comets pusing to put themselves back into the game, Asuquo Peter, with a brilliant volley outside the edge of the box in the 26th minute ensured the lead was sealed for Madiba FC before the break.

At the resumption of the second half, Comets coach, Okechukwu Ejeh was forced to make a tactical substitution to improve his team play by introducing, Maduka Emeka, Joshua Emmanuel, Uche Okoro, Iroakazi Ifeanyi and Ikenna Ogu, but it wasn’t enough as the traveling team suffered their second away defeat of the season.

Seating in the 9th position with just three point after matchday three in the Southern Conference Group A Table, Abia Comet will now focus on their next away game when they travel to Awka, Anambra State next Saturday to take on Neighbours, Edel FC, in a Matchday 4 encounter.

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